SEASON: 2017-2018


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Hong Kong Exile (VANCOUVER)

NINEEIGHT and Room 2048

September 21st at 7:00pm

Through a haze of high tech multimedia projection, light, sound and dance, Vancouver’s hottest new multidisciplinary performance group, Hong Kong Exile, brings us their two signature performances, NINEEIGHT and Room 2048 in a riveting double bill.















Brian Solomon (TORONTO)

Nogojiwanong Rite of Spring

Public Energy’s fall Artist in Residence, Brian Solomon, is leading a 6 week community engaged workshop series culminating in 2 public performances. Nogojiwanong: Rite of Spring is a re-envisioning of the iconic Rite of Spring via a contemporary Indigenous lens. Solomon is passionate about helping people relearn about their forgotten bodies, and take back the space those bodies occupy.















September 16-October 20, 2017

[in]SITES is a new site-specific performance series presented by four Peterborough arts organizations working together: Public Energy, Artspace, the Art Gallery of Peterborough and ReFrame Film Festival. The goal of [in]SITES is to open up dialogues around the relationship between performance, site, and contemporary art practices. The program comprises eight public events: three performances, one film screening, two artist talks, one panel talk, and one artist workshop.















Max's Cabaret

The Runway Challenge Wearable Art Musical Revue

Saturday, November 4 

It's Max's Cabaret, it's The Runway Challenge, it's a super-fun evening bringing together some of Peterborough's finest musical, visual and performing artists together in a fundraiser for Public Energy's Emergency #22, Public Energy’s festival of new dance & performance in 2018.












Writing as Resistance: a public talk by Chris Hedges

Monday, November 20, 7:30PM at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

The outspoken American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges will speak on his life and work as a writer, engaging head on with some of the most contentious issues of our time. 









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Quote Unquote Collective (Toronto)


by: Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava

February 23rd, 2018 AT 8:00PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Tickets: $23/$15 students, underwaged/$8 high school students

Post show Q&A: Immediately following the show

Mouthpiece is a harrowing, humorous, and heart-wrenching journey into a woman’s psyche. Interweaving a cappella harmony, dissonance, text, and physicality, it follows one woman for one day, as she tries to fi nd her voice. Two performers express the inner conflict that exists in her head: the push and the pull, the past and the present, progress and regression.




Emergency 22





Emergency #22

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Emergency #22 showcases and celebrates new performance work by Peterborough-area artists. For 20+ years, Public Energy has made the Emergency Festival the cornerstone of its support for local artists creating new work. More than 200 performance works have been premiered through Emergency; many of those have developed into full-length pieces by the area’s best contemporary dance, theatre, and interdisciplinary artists.














Deepti Gupta


April 6,7, 2018

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Tickets: $23/$15 students, underwaged/$8 high school students

Public Energy is pleased to welcome Deepti Gupta back to Peterborough for the premiere of her newest work, Snowangels; the longstanding relationship between Gupta and Public Energy has included a number of new works, most notably her iconoclastic work, Rubies, in 2003. Snowangels explores the newcomer encounter with snow, and the ongoing experience every Canadian has with this mysterious, startling phenomenon of nature.


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